Thighs Be Gone, thanks so much. I don't consider myself a surfer chick yet because I've never tried it, but I'm definitely closer to it.
I'm hopefully gonna try snowboarding this winter, so maybe that counts.
Thank you Kelly315, Snoozles, Icicle84, Hveeck and misspiggy408!!
Redballoon, wow I'd be interested to hear what you thought I would look like! I chose particularly horrible "before" photos to get the full effect, but they are the real deal. lol I really had a hard time imagining how I would end up when I was that heavy, especially because I'd been heavy my whole life. As for being a different person, like you say I sort of am and at the same time at the root of it all I'm not. Thanks for your comments!!